Festival Foods Presents Live on King Street with THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS and OUGHT & TROPHY DAD
▸ WHAT: Seven FREE outdoor concerts on Friday nights featuring nationally touring artists.
▸ WHERE: On King Street right in front of the Majestic.
▸ WHEN: Between June – September, 2017. See dates below! Artists will be announced between May 8 – May 15th.
▸ WHY: Because live music, summer, and beer were meant to be together. And more importantly, because we love you, Madison.
The New Pornographers have a new full length album called Whiteout Conditions coming out on April 7. It’s the first release on the band’s own Collected Works Records.
About the new album’s first single, NPR declares, “Hold on tight: it’s another relentlessly exuberant, propulsive jam from The New Pornographers. The latest in the band’s deep catalog of clever and addictive power pop is “High Ticket Attractions,”
Of the new record, founder and frontman A.C. Newman notes that, “At the beginning of this record, there was some thinking that we wanted it to be like a Krautrock Fifth Dimension. Of course, our mutated idea of what Krautrock is probably doesn’t sound like Krautrock at all. But we were thinking: Let’s try and rock in a different way.”
Since their debut in 2000, The New Pornographers have released six studio albums including their most recent, Brill Bruisers, hailed as an “exuberant, synthpop-infused set” by Rolling Stone, “infectious” by Harper’s Bazaar and “the grand and purposeful hookfest that you would hope these guys would come back with” by Stereogum. Pitchfork went on to note that “with the futurist sound of Brill Bruisers, the whole band embraces a more electric version of itself-bulked-up in chrome-plated armor, firing on all cylinders, and ready to steamroll anything in its path.” The band celebrated the release with a special NPR Music “First Listen Live” concert at the legendary Brill Building, and performed songs from the album on both “Conan” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
RSVP to our other six Live on King Street events below to be the first to know:
Live On King Street #2 – Preservation Hall Jazz Band – 7/14
Live On King Street #3 – Brother Ali – 7/28
Live On King Street #4 – Shakey Graves – 8/4
Live On King Street #5 – The New Pornographers – 8/18
Live On King Street #6 – Strand of Oaks – 9/15
Live On King Street #7 – 10 Year Anniversary – Against Me! – 9/29
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